I was going to send this as a PM, but then changed my mind.
OK first off there is a huge difference between a bike and a bus! Like maybe 25,000 +/- lbs.
Now just for the record, I am known as a lazy good for nothing, never did anything worth while idiot. That said, it tells you I know absolutely nothing, nada, zero, zilch, yada yada yada about buses or anything you are proposing here.
Further more I know even less about you than I do anything else. (and so does the rest of the members of the board) You pop up from nowhere, and begin throwing out wild @$# ideas. Now that alone is not a bad thing. But not having an open mind to the responses you get is.
So for the record now that you know a little about me. And how little I know, and that I am ignorant and totally worthless. How about giving us a little back ground info on yerself? You see many of us have been around on this board for a while, and have learned a little about each other and their abilities. (or lack of) But when most of us were newbies, we introduced ourselves or whatever and gave a little bit of back ground history or what not. Also many of us add info about us in our profiles or tag lines.
FWIW ; Iwannabusbad@gmail.com
doesn't tell us alot about you, your bus, or anything except you maid up this email just for this site.
Now that all that has been said and it's all out in the open that Cody; is who you go too for welding and metal fabrication. Clifford; for wood working, Nick;for major repairs, engine and transmission work, Ruthi; HVAC, Belfert; for roof raising, Dallas; painting, and etc. you get the idea! Clear as mud now right?
OK now I am off that soapbox and onto another one 1st off I didn't say "don't do it", or "it can't be done", or "it's gonna break in half and melt into a puddle of muck"
I did say that it wasn't an easy task to do correctly (not in those exact words), and it is not advisable.
OK so now we know your bus came from Denver's transit system. And I know yours is not the first MC8 that an owner acquired from the Denver transit system that had the tags chained up.
However even though I know nothing at all about buses (I'm the computer guru of this bunch!
). The reason they chain those tag axles up is for better traction in the winter. Oh wait it doesn't snow in Denver does it? (let me google it and see, opps no need my sister used to live in Wheat Ridge, Georgetown, & Empire so see I might just know a little about the area
Also when do they take old buses out of service and replace them most of the time? When possible @ the end of or beginning of a yr. (think new budget funding).
So if a bus had the tags "chained up" when retired do you really think that the mechanics are really gonna waste their time unchaining it?
OK now I know another guy who had a MC8 that came from Denver (and yes the tags were "chained up", and he had no idea his bus drove bad until he had me drive it back from a store we'd been too. I immediately noticed how bad it darted and wandered all over. Once back at my shop we unchained the tags and took it out for another ride. It drove much better, but he still liked it the other way. And was still considering what you are. So did he do it? I have no idea, haven't seen or heard from him in a while.
But I do know that with out major modification it's not recommended!
Now as for moving the drives back like as in;
If weight load is close to the same would it not work to move the axle back to a closer position of maybe where the 4905 is placed?
Just thinking out loud
OK Bryan nothing wrong with thinking out loud, or even outside the box. But on a T drive the axle can not be moved that far to the rear. Ever notice the GM buses with the axle that far back all have V drives? There is a reason.
OK so OSB I say go for it, it's your $, your bus (maybe), and your time. Prove us wrong. I welcome the idea of it, but I really doubt you'll keep us informed if it fails! I wonder if you aren't just baiting us, to ruffle feathers after all your title is "This will get some people stirred up!"
Are you really a newbie, or just someone bored and looking for ways to "stir the
" I mean "POT" Could it be that you are really someone we know that likes to keep a contraversy going and is hiding under that new email address?
OK I'm done light the fires!